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  • Obagi makes good on Artesia campaign promise April 8, 2021 1:39 am Easy Reader News - California Zein Obagi is the newly elected Redondo Beach District 4 City Councilmember. Photo courtesy of the Obagi campaign by Dan Blackburn Newly elected Redondo Beach District 4 City Councilman Zein Obagi Jr. made good on his campaign promise to spur progress on …
  • Redondo Beach Community Garden the tip of political iceberg March 25, 2021 2:13 am Easy Reader News - California Brianna Egan, the chair of the Redondo Beach Community Garden Committee (in red sweater), leading a meeting last November at the Hermosa Beach Community Garden. Photo courtesy of Brianna Egan by Rachel Reeves  Brianna Egan, 25, scanned her notes as she …
  • Letters: 3-18-2021 March 24, 2021 8:50 am Easy Reader News - California Good restraint: Dear ER: I would like to commend the Hermosa Beach City Council for remaining neutral on the recently vacated, open council seat, which will be voted for on May 11. Given the controversy over the sudden resignation and that there will be a …
  • Obagi squeaks past Gran; Brand, Loewenstein, Nehrenheim cruise to victory in Redondo Beach elections March 13, 2021 1:29 pm Easy Reader News - California by Kevin Cody Despite leading by 175 votes on election night, Redondo Beach Fourth District City Council incumbent John Gran has been unseated by challenger Zein Obagi. Obagi led by 33 votes, or just over 1 percent when City Clerk Eleanor Manzano announced …
  • Incumbents ahead in Redondo Beach election March 4, 2021 7:59 am Easy Reader News - California by Rachel Reeves If preliminary results hold, only the board of the Redondo Beach Unified School District will change as a result of this week’s citywide election. Less than half of ballots cast were counted before unofficial numbers were announced, at 11: …
  • Incumbents leading in Redondo Beach City Council elections March 3, 2021 2:11 pm Daily Breeze The three incumbent Redondo Beach City Council members were leading in their efforts to remain on the panel, based on Tuesday night’s returns. District 1 Councilman Nils Nehrenheim and District 2 Councilman Todd Loewenstein both had healthy leads in the …
  • Redondo Beach City Council: 7 candidates for seats in Districts 1, 2 and 4 February 12, 2021 2:20 am Easy Reader News - California by Rachel Reeves Nils Nehrenheim Nils Nehrenheim’s priorities as a council member range from financial transparency to the 2028 Olympics. But the thing he wants to emphasize most in his campaign for re-election is that he’s opposed to overdevelopment.  “I …
  • Redondo Beach: What you need to know about March 2 elections February 9, 2021 3:44 am Daily Breeze Redondo Beach tasked with choosing a new mayor, City Council members and school board members in the upcoming March 2 election have begun receiving their mail-in ballots. Vote-by-mail ballots were slated to arrive this past weekend. But there’s a lot more …
  • Redondo Beach mayor, city attorney and city council candidate forums this week February 6, 2021 3:58 pm Easy Reader News - California Evidence of the upcoming Redondo Beach city council, mayoral and city attorney elections are visible throughout town. Photo by Kevin Cody A Zoom forum with candidates for Redondo Beach mayor and for city attorney will be hosted Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. …
  • Redondo schools, city election forums planned January 27, 2021 7:37 pm Easy Reader News - California Redondo Pier storm. Photo by Homer Hernandez Beach School Board forum The Redondo Beach Council PTA and the League of Women Voters will host a Zoom forum on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7 a.m. with the eight candidates vying for three open seats. The candidates are …
  • Letters to the Editor 1-14-2021 January 15, 2021 2:34 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 14, 2021  Jen Ezpeleta  Letters , Letters to the Editor A grinder erases lane lines on Pier Avenue in downtown Hermosa Beach on Monday in preparation for reducing the street from two car lanes in each direction to one, to make way for …
  • California beach town erects village pallet shelters to tackle local homeless population December 31, 2020 12:43 am Daily Mail A California beach town has established a village of 15 pallet shelters with onsite security and case managers to house some of its rising homeless population. Renondo Beach has less than 200 homeless people yet wanted to combat the growing need for …
  • Council passes wakeup call for homeless encampments November 19, 2020 7:35 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on November 19, 2020  Jen Ezpeleta  newsletter , Redondo Beach by Dan Blackburn Hoping to discourage homeless people from establishing encampments in the city, the Redondo Beach City Council amended an existing ordinance to stiffen rules governing …
  • Redondo contemplates homeless housing in King Harbor October 22, 2020 1:00 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on October 21, 2020  Kevin Cody  newsletter , Redondo Beach by Dan Blackburn A plan for a temporary homeless facility drew heavy fire at Tuesday’s Redondo Beach City Council meeting before agreement was reached on two city locations, following a  …
  • Mayor, council, school board races spice up Nov. 3 election in Douglas County September 11, 2020 8:11 pm Echo Press - Minnesota Here’s what voters will decide: Mayor races in Alexandria, Evansville, Miltona and Osakis. Contested city council races in Alexandria, Carlos, Evansville and Nelson. School board races in Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis and West Central …
  • Appeals court sides with Redondo Beach in election date lawsuit March 24, 2020 7:10 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on March 23, 2020  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach City Clerk Eleanor Manzano, right, speaks with a volunteer as election night votes are counted in 2015. File photo. by David Mendez California’s Second District Court of …
  • Letters to the Editor 2-13-2020 February 17, 2020 7:33 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on February 17, 2020  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Incoming in-laws Dear ER: Local Offers (800) 570-5562 more from spybase - 11 hours ago My family and I recently committed the grave criminal act of wanting to visit our …
  • Gran hits the pavement as recall petition window closes January 12, 2020 11:59 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 12, 2020  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Councilman John Gran explains why he did not vote for a Los Angeles County Fire Study at a 2019 City Council meeting. Photo by David Mendez by David Mendez By the end of the …
  • Letters to the Editor 1-9-2020 January 11, 2020 2:21 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 10, 2020  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter A granny unit on every plot Dear ER:  Local Offers (800) 570-5562 more from spybase - 17 hours ago I say, an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) on every plot (“New Year, new …
  • Redondo’s commission vacancies a sign of electoral dysfunction January 8, 2020 4:46 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 7, 2020  David Mendez  Redondo Beach by David Mendez You need only four people to run a Redondo Beach commission meeting. That’s the minimum of appointed members to form a quorum on those boards, which exist largely to give advice to the …
  • Redondo Beach 2019 year in review December 28, 2019 10:47 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on December 27, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Labor pains and waterfront changes mark Redondo’s 2019  by David Mendez Labor pains Local Offers (800) 570-5562 more from spybase - 2 days ago A 16 month stalemate between the City of …
  • Redondo Beach’s sales tax ballot measure dies amid council infighting December 6, 2019 8:51 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on December 6, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Firefighter Dave Lorenson holds a novelty check offering the City of Redondo Beach $24,000 to pay for a study regarding Los Angeles County fire service costs. Photo by David …
  • Letters to the Editor 11-14-19 November 15, 2019 6:35 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on November 14, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Wild fire extinguished Dear ER: The exploration of a Los Angeles County Fire contract is officially over.  So declared current Mayor Pro Tem Richard Montgomery, also a …
  • Letters to the Editor 11-7-19 November 7, 2019 11:08 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on November 7, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter   Props to police Local Offers (800) 570-5562 by spybase - 1 week ago Dear ER: Thank goodness for the Redondo Beach Police Officers Association for supporting Councilmember …
  • Firefighters back Gran recall effort November 2, 2019 10:20 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on November 2, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Councilman John Gran is facing a recall effort following his decision against backing a plan to explore contracting with Los Angeles County for fire services. Photo by David …
  • Council pays police, considers sales tax increase October 19, 2019 8:28 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on October 19, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has a tentative agreement in place with its police officers union, ending a 16-month labor standoff between the two sides. To do so, the …
  • Letters to the Editor 10-10-19 October 11, 2019 8:15 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on October 10, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter For which it stands Dear ER: To the teachers at Mira Costa High School who took exception to what they perceived as principal Ben Dale l exercising undue influence over …
  • Letters to the Editor 10-3-19 October 4, 2019 1:26 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on October 3, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Pants on fire Dear ER: Local Offers Having read the article in the online version of Easy Reader, it is clear to me you were misled by Redondo Beach Interim Finance Director …
  • On Local Government – John Gran’s “own goal” October 1, 2019 9:31 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on October 1, 2019  Judy Rae  newsletter , Redondo Beach by Bob Pinzler Redondo Beach City Councilmember John Gran has been served with papers that begin the process of recalling him from his District 4 seat. He was “charged” with forsaking his …
  • Letters to the Editor 9-26-19 September 27, 2019 2:09 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on September 26, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Public art, private lives Dear ER: Local Offers Perhaps the committee responsible for the Hermosa Beach murals and our city officials, including the mayor, city manager, …
  • Gran served with intent to recall September 21, 2019 12:08 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on September 21, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Councilman John Gran, detailing a plan to increase City revenues to help pay employee salaries, on Sept. 17. Photo by David Mendez   Recall group says councilman’s vote …
  • Letters to the Editor 9-19-19 September 20, 2019 12:14 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on September 19, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Hermosa, change course Dear ER: Local Offers On Sept. 24 the Hermosa Beach City Council is expected to take its final vote on the ordinance it introduced last week that …
  • Redondo Beach Councilman Gran served with recall notice September 13, 2019 8:05 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on September 12, 2019  David Mendez  Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Councilman John Gran. by David Mendez A group of Redondo Beach citizens are moving to recall Councilman John Gran in response to his vote killing the City’s study exploring contracting …
  • Redondo bans flavored tobacco, public smoking September 7, 2019 8:00 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on September 7, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Tobacco and Cigars, near Aviation Boulevard and Artesia Boulevard, will be required to comply with new tobacco retailer laws after the Redondo Beach City Council passed an …
  • Letters to Editor 8-29-19 August 30, 2019 1:23 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on August 29, 2019  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Residents’ choice Dear ER, Local Offers (800) 570-5562 by spybase - 8 hours ago It’s somewhat heartening that the City of Hermosa Beach is going through the motions of …
  • Redondo halts County Fire consolidation study August 24, 2019 1:36 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on August 23, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach The Redondo Beach City Council has elected to halt a survey studying whether to consolidate its fire services with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. File photo by David Mendez After …
  • Redondo Beach Benches make space for friends July 20, 2019 11:19 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on July 20, 2019  Special Contributor  newsletter , Redondo Beach John Gran on a Buddy Bench that will be installed in South Bay schools. Photo by Sarah Plenge by Sarah Plenge The slogan of Torrance’s Joseph Arnold Elementary School is “if you can …
  • Redondo Beach This week’s Swim the Avenues event hopes to build momentum and tradition as Redondo hopes to host an Olympic event July 13, 2019 8:00 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on July 13, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Open water swimmers, including Quinn Fitzgerald, center, take a 1.7-mile test swim from Bluff Cove to Torrance Beach on May 2. Photo by JP Cordero/CivicCouch.com. by David Mendez For …
  • Boiling Point: As Redondo’s homelessness numbers increase, so does resident resentment June 21, 2019 4:05 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on June 20, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Ernesto, an attendee of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church lunchtime ministries, finishes a cigarette while Harbor Interfaith outreach worker Lila Omura, background, takes clients to a …
  • Redondo Beach Mayor, Council angered by ‘vindictive’ records request May 17, 2019 4:44 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on May 16, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach A rendering of CenterCal’s once-proposed Seaside Lagoon redesign. Redondo Beach Waterfront LLC is behind a public record request that Mayor Bill Brand calls ‘bullying’ and ‘anti-American.’ …
  • Summer Calendar May 9, 2019 May 10, 2019 3:14 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on May 9, 2019  Judy Rae  calendar , newsletter Black Flag singer Keith Morris incited a riot in July 1979 during a Sunday afternoon concert at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. Morris returns close to the scene of the crime to read from his book “ …
  • City Council – Redondo presses on with County Fire survey April 19, 2019 8:38 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on April 19, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach firefighters demonstrate a vehicle rescue during a city Public Safety Fair. File photo by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council is moving toward potentially replacing …
  • Fireworks coming back to Fourth of July April 6, 2019 9:41 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on April 6, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach’s Fourth of July fireworks show will return to the harbor area in 2019. Photo by Ray Vidal. by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has emphatically decided that it will …
  • City refinances to pay Fun Factory lease February 9, 2019 9:00 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on February 9, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Fun Factory owner Steve Shoemaker. Photo by Kevin Cody by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council has approved a plan to issue bonds and refinance its debt in order to pay for …
  • Horvath focused on connections February 2, 2019 2:30 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on February 2, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Christian Horvath. File photo by David Mendez Four years ago, then-candidate Christian Horvath suggested meeting at a coffee shop. This year, District 2 councilman Horvath chose In-N-Out …
  • Council approves revised Galleria plan January 19, 2019 5:02 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 19, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach The open-air center of the approved South Bay Galleria redevelopment. Courtesy City of Redondo Beach by David Mendez The largest redevelopment project in Redondo Beach’s history was …
  • Redondo Beach City Council approves revised Galleria plans January 19, 2019 4:20 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on January 18, 2019  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach The open-air center of the approved South Bay Galleria redevelopment. Courtesy City of Redondo Beach by David Mendez The largest redevelopment project in Redondo Beach’s history was …
  • Compromise in election finance reform December 8, 2018 9:00 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on December 8, 2018  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City Council moved forward with its plan to institute political campaign financing reform, modifying its most recently approved plan in a show of …
  • Letters to the Editor 11-29-18 December 1, 2018 3:02 pm Easy Reader News - California  Added on November 29, 2018  Judy Rae  Letters , Letters to the Editor , newsletter Courtroom vindication Dear ER: Rescue Our Waterfront PAC along with Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand, his volunteer treasure Linda Moffat and Councilmember Nils Nehrenheim, …
  • Donation limits set for 2019 elections November 17, 2018 11:50 am Easy Reader News - California  Added on November 17, 2018  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Redondo Beach City Councilmen Christian Horvath, Todd Loewenstein, and Nils Nehrenheim discuss campaign finance reform. Photo by David Mendez by David Mendez The Redondo Beach City …